White sand beaches and cool ocean breezes make Beaufort one of the Lowcountry's most popular tourist destinations. Beautiful waterfront vistas give way to colorful sunrises and sunsets. The historic architecture of the town's homes and fascinating shops has been restored to its past glory. Buy your own fresh seafood which is brought in by local fishermen, or let someone else do the cooking for you at one of the many fine restaurants. A strong Gullah heritage can be heard in the speech and music of some locals. Explore on your own with a rental boat or kayak, or take a guided tour of the salt-marsh ecosystem of the Lowcountry. A landmark lighthouse on Hunting Island is a great day trip for sun and fun combined with a little history. Film directors are seduced by Beaufort's charm again and again, while author Pat Conroy calls it home. From golf to fishing, leisure boating to sunbathing, this seaside town has it all.